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Comic Review: Night of the Living Deadpool #1

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 6:14 am by Heather Antos

3380593-notld001covWritten By: Cullen Bunn

Art By: Ramon Rosanas

Letters By: VC’s Joe Sabino

Published By: Marvel

 

 

 

 

 

First we saw Cullen Bunn have Deadpool kill the Marvel Universe. Next he killed any inspiration the writers could’ve possibly had for said Universe. This of course was only followed by Deadpool hunting down and killing one of the toughest opponents he could ever face. Himself. Multiple times.  Now he’s off to face what may possibly be his greatest challenge yet; The Undead.

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Cullen Bunn’s Night of the Living Deadpool #1 takes the urban legend of the zombie to a whole new level: Deadpool style! As in all cliché zombie apocalyptic tales, our leading lad wakes after several days’ slumber (caused by a massive chimichanga induced food coma) to find that the world he once knew has been eaten alive. Bunn continues prove himself a master at characterizing everyone’s favorite merc with a mouth, as this script is full of one-liners, zombie pop culture references, and, of course, zombie killing! The most interesting aspect has to be the fact that some of the walking corpses seem to have retained a bit of their consciousness. That is to say, they shout out a friendly warning before attempting to chomp our hero to bits!

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Ramon Rosanas took on the art for the mini series’ first issue and his debut drawing of the regenerate degenerate does not disappoint! At first glance the Rosanas’ color scheme of “black, white, and red all over” makes one think of a bad joke involving a newspaper. And though bad jokes may be one of Deadpool’s specialties, the art of Night of the Living Deadpool #1 is anything but a one-liner. Rosanas’ page wide panels pencil out the dingy dank world so cleverly colored in black and white, while the merc with a mouth stands as vibrant as ever in his suit of red. Though at first it seems only the ‘living world’ is allowed normal coloring (Deadpool, the flashback sequences, etc) while the undead live colorless, it appears that only Deadpool himself is granted the coloring when we meet his living saviors. Regardless, Night of the Living Deadpool #1 is a captivating visual story with not only excellent pencils, but smart colors as well.

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Night of the Living Deadpool #1 continues Bunn’s spree as one of Marvel’s top Deadpool writer’s to date. Fans of Wade Wilson and zombies alike will find much to enjoy with this issue, as well as issues to come I’m sure! Will Deadpool be able to hunt down all the undead and save what’s left of Earth? Does he even want to? We’ll find out soon enough in Night of the Living Deadpool #2.

Story: 8.5/10

Art: 8.5/10

Overall: 8.5/10

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